- Format: Kindle Edition
- File Size: 1745 KB
- Print Length: 416 pages
- Publisher: Bookouture (2 July 2015)
- Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
- Language: English
- ASIN: B00Y0HIIWQ
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Average Customer Review: 93 customer reviews
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #21,307 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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This is the second book I have read by this author and much as I loved The Stolen Girl I loved this one just a smidge more. The quality of the writing is excellent and for me has a dreamlike quality. I am embraced from the very first line as the prose wraps itself around me like a warm duvet on a December night. This book explores the complicated relationship that exists between sisters. There is love, hurt, betrayal, sacrifice and a bond that should not be broken.
The unfolding of the story is told by both sisters, Sharda and Puja as circumstances bring them back together after many years apart. One of my favourite parts of this book is the progression of a relationship between Puja and her son, Raj as they make the journey to India.
The story blends beautifully with the descriptions of cooking and I particularly enjoyed the revealing of the two sisters personalities through school reports.
I could talk for hours about how much I loved this book and the reasons why but if you have not read a Renita D'Silva book you are missing out on a truly gifted writer and an emotionally uplifting journey.
Like I say by the time Renita had me in her clutches I wasn’t getting out of it that easily. My dinner, ironing and anything else remotely housework like was discarded because I just couldn’t stop reading. We meet two sisters Sharda and Puja, both completely different, but with good reason. It’s extremely difficult to explain anything about this storyline without giving away far too much. Half the love of this story was the finding out part.
What I can tell you is that the book took me on a journey, one that was filled with love, laughter and sadness all wrapped up into one. Renita has a magic ability to transport you in this case from London to India. I could almost smell the smells and see the sights. From the moment I was collared I didn’t put the book down until I was finished. I can truly say I finished this book and felt breathless it left such an impact. I love the fact that you are reading about a different culture to the one here in England and the writing and storytelling was truly magnificent. With just over half the year gone, I am convinced that this will be one of my top 3 books for 2015 in this genre. This was an exhilarating and emotional read that will leave you wanting more.
I truly can’t explain just how wonderful this book was. If you want to read something a little bit different I would urge you to give this a go. At first glance it may not seem your thing, but I think you will be pleasantly surprised by the story Renita has in store. Wonderful!
In addition to this maybe check out the Publisher Bookouture, these guys are giving the Big Boy Publishers a run for their money with the amount of cracking authors they have producing first class books lately.
A Sister's Promise is a story of two sisters Puja and Sharda, who's family life is shattered by love and betrayal.
I can only describe A Sister's Promise as being a wonderfully gentle read. The story is beautifully written and though told through alternating chapters by mainly Puja, Sharda and Kushi, one of the sisters daughters, it is easy to read. Through the sister's stories we are transported to India with the heat, sounds and smells.
The main character that stood out to me is Kushi, I love her strength and her compassion. The world would certainly be a better place if there were more people like her in it. I liked both sister's but for me Puja was the one I could relate to, more so in her younger years.
I think this story holds an important message of how strong family bonds can be and how life is to short to hold grudges.
A heart warming story which I think will appeal to many readers.
Many thanks to Bookouture and Netgalley for an Advanced Readers Copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
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